†family Barbourofelidae Schultz et al. 1970 (carnivoran)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Barbourofelidae

Alternative spelling: Barbourofelinae

Parent taxon: Carnivora according to M. Morlo et al. 2004

See also Bryant 1991, Morales et al. 2007, Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008 and Tseng et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Adcrocuta, Adracon, Arctoidea, Caniformia, Feliformia, Megencephalon, Miacoidea, Monachiopsis, Percrocutidae, Pristinictis, Prohesperocyon, Ravenictis, Thos, Ursina, Viverra memphitis, Vulpavus, Arctictidae, Bassarididae, Cynictidae

Subtaxa: Afrosmilini Albanosmilus Barbourofelis Ginsburgsmilus Prosansanosmilus Sansanosmilus Syrtosmilus Vampyrictis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (4: Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma collections)

• Miocene of China (2), France (6), Germany (4), Hungary (1), Kenya (1), Namibia (3), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), Uganda (2), United States (18: California, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 44 collections including 45 occurrences

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